Ben Watson III

Ben Watson III (born 1949 in Portsmouth,Virginia) is an American contemporary artist working in graphite, watercolor, drybrush and the demanding medium of egg tempera.

Ben's work is included in many private and corporate collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

His articles and artwork have appeared in "American Artist", "The Artist Magazine", "Southwest Art", International Artist", "Art Business News", Rockport Publications, and Northlight Books ( Splash 3 & 4).

In October '97 Ben was a part of de la Societe International des Beaux Arts exhibition in Paris, France, in which he was one of only twelve Americans selected to exhibit in this show.

Micheal Sorrentino of Gannet Galleries said of Ben's work, "Mr. Watson's paintings, rendered in drybrush watercolor and the difficult medium of egg tempera are visual rhapsodies of realism. They invite the viewer ever closer to be captured into the intimate confines of his work".



American Watercolor Society - Signature Member

National Watercolor Society - Signature Member


American Artist "Watercolor '91"  "Expressing Mood in Watercolor"

The Artist Magazine July '92 "Adding the Extra to Ordinary"

The Artist Magazine August '92 "The Business of Art" 

Southwest Art December '93 "The Language of Watercolor"

American Artist  December '93 "Leo"

American Artist "Watercolor '94 Summer

"Karl J Kuerner III  Chadds Ford's Best Kept Secret"

Northlight Books Splash 3 "Ideas and Inspriations"

Rockport Publications "The Best of Watercolor"

Northlight Books Splash 4 "The Splender of Light" 

International Artist Magazine "Master Painters of the World"

China Fine Art Society Watercolor 2003 Volume 22

Art Business News June 2004 "Realer Than Real"

The Artist Magazine  Sept. 2004 "Watercolor Basics"

Pearson-Longamn Publishing
2007 Educational Books

Literature ( cover )
"Maine Morning"

Poerty ( cover )

Fiction ( cover )
"Hanging Out With the Buoys"

Literature- Compact Edition ( cover )
"Red Door"

Literature- Poratable Edition ( cover )
"Maine Morning"